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“Corporate cyber insurance will fuel ransomware growth in 2018” warns WatchGuard

While the increasing number of publicly disclosed breaches and successful ransomware incidents is driving growth in cyber insurance, there’s a risk that this will encourage criminals to target companies with extortion insurance to demand increased payments. That’s the...
Posted On 11 Dec 2017
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Action Fraud launches 24/7 Helpline to combat cyber attacks against businesses, charities and organisations

Action Fraud, the national fraud and cyber crime reporting centre, has launched a 24/7 live Cyber Attack Helpline. During its pilot since October last year, the Helpline received 377 reports which were then disseminated to the National Cyber Crime Unit or local forces. Between...
Posted On 06 Dec 2017
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British Standard BS 7799-3 focused on information security risk revised by BSI

BSI, the business standards company, has revised its guidance standard for information security management systems, namely BS 7799-3 Guidelines for Information Security Risk Management. BS 7799-3 specifically assists organisations regarding the risks and opportunities of aspects...
Posted On 28 Nov 2017
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“UK must not risk sacrificing security on altar of innovation” warns (ISC)² EMEA md Adrian Davis

Business Secretary Greg Clark has launched the Government’s ambitious Industrial Strategy, setting out a long-term vision for how Britain can build on its economic strengths, address productivity performance, embrace technological change and boost the earning power of people...
Posted On 28 Nov 2017
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“UK must act to fill cyber skills gap” delegates told at 2017 Cyber Security Summit & Expo

The UK must foster a new generation of diverse talent to effectively tackle the cyber security skills challenge. That’s what Mark Sayers, deputy director for cyber and Government security at the Cabinet Office, told delegates at the sold out 2017 Cyber Security Summit &...
Posted On 24 Nov 2017
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Deloitte Survey: “Almost nine-in-ten UK businesses set to invest in Artificial Intelligence by 2020”

No less than 85% of senior executives plan to invest in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) by 2020, according to a new survey of UK digital leaders conducted by Deloitte. The findings come from the first edition of a new regular report from Deloitte,...
Posted On 21 Nov 2017
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“50% of UK consumers don’t feel commercial organisations care about their privacy” reports Thales eSecurity

Thales eSecurity – the specialist in critical information systems, cyber security and data security – has just announced the results of its research on the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Based on a study conducted by Censuswide and sponsored by...
Posted On 21 Nov 2017
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Europol introduces all-new SIRIUS platform in bid to facilitate online investigations

As criminals increasingly adopt the Crime-as-a-Service model, gaining easy access to tools and services for digitally-enabled crimes, law enforcement authorities face a highly complex challenge when conducting criminal investigations online. To address this challenge, and better...
Posted On 07 Nov 2017
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London Summit set to focus on “lack of quantification” in sphere of cyber security

Is no news good news when it comes to cyber security in your business? What are the hallmarks of excellence in this field? Phil Cracknell, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Homeserve, is speaking alongside senior public and private sector figures at the Cyber Security...
Posted On 07 Nov 2017
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2017 Cyber Security Summit & Expo a “must-attend” event for cyber risk and GDPR-focused professionals

On Thursday 16 November, key figures from Government agencies and leading businesses as well as cyber specialists converge at London’s Business Design Centre to establish a cross-sector response to cyber risk and data protection at the one-day 2017 Cyber Security Summit...
Posted On 31 Oct 2017